A fabulous, country manor in England to share today.
The home: “Faringdon House” is filled with history, antiques, and vintage charm.
The front door to the house with a sign requesting that all hats be removed.
A building that is curious in character: an arcaded villa in the Palladian style, with vistas of countryside viewed from french windows in a 16-metre drawing room.
Yet it remains intimate in its interior, with only five principal bedrooms.
There are flamboyant flashes of its former custodians everywhere – such as the Rousseau-like mural on the walls of a bathroom and a swimming pool with turreted changing rooms paved with pennies embedded in cement.
via:House and Garden
photography: Andrew Montgomery
Yellow traditional-style sitting room with plasterwork ceiling and doorways.
Floral carpets and sofas make for a brave pattern clash, maintaining the eccentric feel of the house.
The fish-shape wicker bag was left on this drawing room chair by Sofka’s grandmother, the owner, when she left the house in 1944.
The Drawing Room
Grand plasterwork is scaled down by a simple handrail and black painted steps.
Deep green paint creates a refined scheme while seaside details and objets around the fireplace create interest.
In this living space, an aztec pattern rug reflects red walls.
A pink pigeon light by Ed Carpenter
The Dining Room
Antique four poster bed with red bedding and matching rug.
A bust of Lenin sits in an attic room.
The Master Bedroom
Wooden desk with antique mirror.
Bedroom decorated in a cream and gold colour scheme with four-poster tented bed and regal patterned wallpaper.